5.13.2010

What we've been up to...


A quick update of the recent happenings in the life of the Chans. As suggested from the picture above, we saw Iron Man 2. It was entertaining, and as a bonus we went before noon so saw it at half price. Good special effects and good enough story.

We also met up with friends at the Huntington Botanical Garden. Neither of us had been before and we had a great time. If you are in the LA area and haven't been...go. There is a ton to take in between the gardens, library, and art collection.

baby ducks at the Botanical Gardens

stray plant life at the gardens

In between all of the excitement, we also made it out with friends for great conversation and unreal all you can eat sushi. The head sushi chef kept sending out special rolls he had created that weren't on the menu yet. No one needs to see pictures of me stuffing my face...so I'll spare you from that.

Last night we happened upon an event at a local sporting goods store. Well known ultrarunner Dean Karnazes was signing books and did a Q&A before having to catch a flight back home to the Bay area. Dean has been instrumental in bringing distance running to the public at large. His recent book talks about his experiences running 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days.

On a side note we scored a case of Greek yogurt and a bunch of GU chomps from the sponsors at the event. Nice!

4 comments:

Alaskan assassin said...

Last year at Badwater Dean came up out of the blue and hungout with Kim and I for a bit. I was kinda tainted because of his whole exploitation of ultrarunning but found him to be a cool, stand-up guy.

Like we talked about.....If you ever dont like someone you just need to get to know them better. =)

Dave Chan said...

Yeah he was down to earth and told me that little in life is more important than have a supportive partner (as Nicole took our picture). I hear that.

I was thinking about our conversation that day as well. Holds true.

Oh yeah, our Malibu Creek run was the morning that Nicole and I got sushi, so I had a decent appetite!

Stuart said...

Hmmm Greek Yogurt and a nice way to rub shoulders with the stars...although I have met him once an he seems pretty laid back, and a lot smaller than I thought he would be?!?

Dave Chan said...

Stuart, yes he is smaller that I expected but all lean muscle. I wonder what his body fat is like. I'm thinking...zero.

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